University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Disability and Special Education

The programme introduces students to a range of epistemological positions, theoretical perspectives and research tools, and considers competing views on educational policy and practice for disabled children and students; students draw on the expertise of scholars and researchers.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a social science discipline or equivalent professional qualification; relevant work experience may also be considered appropriate; international candidates require evidence of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Core modules: debates on disability theory and research; disability and special education dissertation. Optional modules; special educational needs: principles and practice; special educational needs: international perspectives; teaching children with learning difficulties; research strategy and design; contemporary social thought; social policy, politics and disabled people; disability and development; negotiated study in disability studies; evaluation research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Variable - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,875 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8056